Festivals to get you out this weekend

Doggie Street Festival

The Doggie Street Festival was inspired by the founder’s dog Scout, who was her companion when she was injured.
(Photo: Doggie Street Festival)

Pet adoption changes the lives of animals and their new owners. Phoenix’s third annual Doggie Street Festival brings together pooches and prospective human owners, creates community and celebrates furry family members.

Inspired by the creator’s experience with her beloved golden retriever Scout, the event has a mixture of breed-specific and mixed-breed rescue groups with dogs of various breeds and sizes. Any Rat Rescue, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding homes for rats, will also take part.

During last year’s festival, families adopted 88 rescue dogs. New owners and their pets were invited onstage to celebrate the new additions and draw attention to the importance of adoption.

The Doggie Street Festival focuses on pet adoption and celebration of furry friends.
(Photo: Doggie Street Festival)

Along with the chance to adopt a new furry friend, the event provides education and shopping opportunities for those who already have pets. Professionals will provide advice on spaying and neutering, training, health and nutrition for animals, and AZ Pet Vet will provide onsite exams for newly adopted pets.

Pet owners can browse products and services from pet sitters, boarding facilities, groomers, stores, photographers, hospitals, hospice facilities, food companies, dental care companies, treat companies and clothing and accessory providers. Many of the vendors will give away free treats.

Dirk and his pooch Maverick will give a performance showcasing Maverick’s reading and math skills, a DJ will play mellow, pet-friendly music and there will be a children’s art area.

Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix.

2018-01-24T11:08:30+00:00 January 18th, 2018|